New Living Translation
As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever."
King James Bible
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.
World English Bible
As it is written, "He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor. His righteousness remains forever."
Young's Literal Translation
(according as it hath been written, 'He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness doth remain to the age,')
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:9 He hath scattered abroad - (A generous word.) With a full hand, without any anxious thought which way each grain falls. His righteousness - His beneficence, with the blessed effects of it. Remaineth for ever - Unexhausted, God still renewing his store. Psalm 112:9
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They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.
2 Corinthians 9:10
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.
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